In a fresh revelation, RMC Sport has disclosed that according to a report containing a witness statement given to investigators at the start of August, the France team’s security and liaison officer was made aware of the affair as early as the March international break this year.
The French staff revealed that Paul Pogba opened up to him about the situation, explaining that some people were trying to harm him and were demanding large sums.
“He told me he wasn’t doing well and that people wanted to harm him. They were asking for large sums from him. He told me in a determined way that he wasn’t living right anymore and that he wanted it to stop. It was getting out of hand and reaching his close family, notably his mother.”
He further explained that the culprits approached Paul Pogba directly, claiming that they were protecting him and demanded to be paid for it. They also used his brother Mathias to put pressure on him.
The French staff also revealed that the people went to the player's house in Manchester, leaving him worried about his wife and kids who were living there at the time.
“What I then found out was that the people even went to his place in Manchester," he continued. "He was worried for his wife and kids who were living there. This was between the events of March and those of July in Turin.
"I advised him to set up security in front of where his family lives. Since he knew he was going to Turin he said he would take that into account in Italy. Paul remained quite generic when it came to the date and the sequence of events.”
Paul Pogba is in a difficult situation
Paul Pogba might be going through a lot in his head right now. The last few months have been far from peaceful for the midfielder. First, it was his brother Mathias who came out to blackmail him, claiming that he had hired a witch doctor to cast a spell on French teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Although Mathias was put in detention, he's still managed to release more vile claims about his brother, with accusations of neglecting his family and criminality among others. Adding to this is the midfielder's current injury, which might see him miss the upcoming Qatar World Cup.